Kutch is known for its colorful culture, vibrant life and thrilling adventures. Explore this district to enjoy a potpourri of culture.
White Rann Resort was a proud host for Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan during December 28-29, 2020. “The stay and hospitality of the Resort were worth-remembering. My family members enjoyed our stay with White Rann Resort”, said Pathan.
White Rann Resort, operated and managed by Praveg Communications India Limited for RannUtsav Festival, has been conferred ‘Best Eco Resort in Gujarat’ award in the first edition of Gujarat Travel and Tourism Excellence Awards 2020 organized on 25th September, 2020.
Bhujodi is known for its award winning weavers. Called Vankars, the weaver families produce colourful shawls, traditional blankets like the Dhabda, dhablas and floor coverings like woolen durries. The shawls and other products are distinguished by their intricate woven patterns, tight weaving and embellishments with tie-dye or embroidery. Many of the weavers of this village have won prestigious national awards […]
The Wild Ass Sanctuary covers much of the Little Rann of Kutch and its environs. The vast salt-encrusted desert plains are interspersed with islands with vegetation that support much wildlife like the Asiatic Wild Ass. This sanctuary was created to protect the Asiatic Wild Ass, which once ranged throughout the steppes and desert steppes of […]
The picturesque Rann of Kutch has been the backdrop of many regional and Bollywood films. Locations like the Little Rann of Kutch and the Great Rann of Kutch have been the location of many films. Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan’s debut film ‘Refugee’, Nikhil Advani’s thriller ‘D-Day’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, Kareena […]
Kutch is all set to host the Rann Utsav festival from 1st November, 2018 to 28th February, 2019. The flamboyance of cultural colors will take over the otherwise quiet village of Dhordo. The intricacy of art & crafts, the tunes of folk songs, the rhythm of cultural dances, the touch of traditions, the generosity of Kutchi people […]
The Kala Dungar is covered with grassland, scrubland, rocks and ponds that support faunal populations. The hill is the treat for the bird-lovers as many typical birds of the scrubby and barren habitats are found here. The Datatray Temple on Kala Dungar is the site for a unique daily event – when the priests of […]
Rogan is the art of decorating fabrics with colours that use a castor oil base. The process begins with boiling the castor oil till it thickens to the required extent and then adding the colours that the oil will take. The paint, created by this mix, is applied to the palms of the artisan’s hand […]
It is nearly impossible to travel without seeing people posing for camera in a scenic background, requesting other people to take their perfect picture, working on that one special shot and ideal scene. It has now become a tradition to pose for travel selfies (trelfies) whenever you visit any destination. So if you’re also the […]
Tented accommodation and Bhunga- the traditional cylindrical structure that epitomizes Kutchi life are designed to enhance your experience of enjoying the picturesque Kutch and Rann Utsav, the grand desert festival. Living in tents and Bhunga during Rann Utsav offers an opportunity to stay in uniquely traditional style, and gives spectacular glimpses of Kutchi culture, handicrafts […]
Rann Utsav offers a gamut of leisure activities for tourists to savour unhurried moments. Rannutsav hosts activities such as Horse Rides, Camel Safaris, Bird Watching, Pool Table, Table Tennis, ATV Riding, Paramotoring, Archery, Giant Chess, Net Cricket, Bicycle – all this and a lot more in an environment of festive opulence and sumptuousness. Tourists also […]
Kutch presents a simple yet delicious cuisine that is appetizing. The staple food of the region is Khichdi (a sumptuous mix of rice cooked with pulses), Kadhi( a lightly-flavoured, yellow curry made with yogurt), Rotla (a nutritious Indian bread made from black millet flour) and green chilli pickle, accompanied by buttermilk. Local fast food of […]
Pottery Pottery is the oldest craft known to man. The potters source mud from the surroundings and create various types of earthernware. A thin wash of geru (an earthy read colour) is applied and then the pottery is decorated with geometric or figurative patterns. Gundayali, Khadva, Bhuj and Lodiya are the places renowned for their […]
Jat Among the three Jat embroidery types that belong to three sub-groups of Jat Community, Garasia Jat Embroidery is very famous and scrupulous. This type of embroidery covers the entire fabric with the tough enough stitches. The fabric is first outlined in white stitches and completed with an arrangement of tiny mirror work and […]
Kutch fosters seventeen explicit styles of embroidery, mastered among nine communities. Ahir, Soof, Kharek, Pakko, Jat, Dheberia Rabari, Marwada embroidery and Mutwa are some of the names of embroidery of the region. Ahir: The artistic Ahir embroidery incorporates flowers, parrots, peacocks, milkmaids and mirror work. Outlined with the chain stitch, the designs are then filled […]
Kutch portrays cultural and traditional vibrancy through its conventional arts and crafts. The spirit of Kutch, its vibrant culture and evocative traditions all make the region, an alluring destination for foreign and domestic tourists, alike. Folk Music Kutchi folk music has existed since ancient period. Musical instruments like Sharnai, Tabla, Murli, Manjira, Nagara, Ghaghar, Duff, […]
Rann Utsav is a celebration of life, festivities and culture of Kutch. Since 2006, Gujarat Tourism is organizing Rann Utsav, the majestic desert carnival, every year. The festival has gained immense popularity among domestic and foreign tourists alike and growing in scale and scope year by year. Rann Utsav promises the unique experience of visiting […]
The Rann of Kutch is famous for its white salty desert, the largest salt desert of its kind in the world. Unlike the traditional desert, the Rann of Kutch is a geographically unique landscape that is formed due to natural deposit of salt in this area, making it arid. The desert was once an arm […]
Kutch is a district of Gujarat state in western India. It spans a little over 45,000 sq km and is geographically one of India’s largest and most distinctive districts. Kutch is known for its remarkable mud architecture, a wide array of craft traditions and exquisite apparel designs. Whereas each community in the region has distinct […]